E.g., Oct 16 2019
OCT
16

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Wed, Oct 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Vladimir Mazo from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 16   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
17

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Thu, Oct 17   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults game on! table-top & board games

Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Never Too Late to Learn: Microsoft Word Basics

Thu, Oct 17   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Microsoft Word Basics introduces new and returning word users to the basics of using, creating, editing and publishing office documents. This lesson covers the core features of Microsoft Word 2010.

Never Too Late to Learn: Microsoft Word Basics

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Oct 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Coloring Club

Thu, Oct 17   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Why read Orwell today? Discussion on George Orwell's "1984"

Thu, Oct 17   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults 1984 book discussion

“Big Brother is looking at you!” – This sentence from Orwell's dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” inspired the creators of the television reality show "Big Brother". With the fall of Communism in Europe, has the novel lost its raison d'être,...

Why read Orwell today? Discussion on George Orwell's "1984"

OCT
18

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Fri, Oct 18   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

Board Games

Fri, Oct 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids table-top & board games

Come and enjoy playing with your friends

Board Games

OCT
19

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 19   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Kids first five years saturday storytime storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Coloring Club

Sat, Oct 19   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Schoolhouse Rock by Plaza Theatrical Productions

Sat, Oct 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids events for youth and family live music music

"Schoolhouse Rock" A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only...

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Schoolhouse Rock by Plaza Theatrical Productions

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years ready set kindergarten

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices.

Families will receive free materials to continue...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

OCT
21

Positive Aging: Current Events Cancelled

Mon, Oct 21   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Toddler Time

Mon, Oct 21   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers.

For children 18 months to 5 years...

Toddler Time

Play Time

Mon, Oct 21   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years story play

Learn to play together with other kids and share the toys.

Play Time

Tai Chi at Central

Mon, Oct 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults performance

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi at Central

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Chess Workshop

Mon, Oct 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Chess Workshop

Money Matters | Ask for More: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Mon, Oct 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business finance

The Library’s Business & Career Center has partnered with women.nyc and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to present this workshop that will empower you to successfully negotiate for fair pay for the rest of your career...

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BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Mon, Oct 21   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy is back!

This 16-week intensive program provides the essentials to create and sell ready-to-wear men’s and women’s wear garments. Up to twenty aspiring designers will be selected to...

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BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

OCT
22

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Fiddle Foxes

Tue, Oct 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years events for youth and family first five years music stomp clap and sing

Join the Fiddle Foxes for an unforgettable musical adventure that will have both kids and grownups rockin’ and rollin’! Designed for children to have an all-out blast while exploring their musical intuition, Fiddle Foxes perform an array of kids...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Fiddle Foxes

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Tue, Oct 22   12:00 pm to 12:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

Creative Writing Workshop

Tue, Oct 22   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing

The 4 session workshop will be conducted by Aimee Herman, poet and writing instructor.

Presented by Adult Services/Languages & Literature.

Participants will read and evaluate stories and poems, answer prompts and create and...

Creative Writing Workshop

ESOL Conversation Group

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Borough Park Library

Adults

Join other adults as they practice their English under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Oct 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

OCT
23

Introduction to Internet

Wed, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Older Adults techknowledge

Introduction to the Internet is designed specifically for those who are interested in understanding what the internet is and how it is used. This lesson of 60 minutes covers browses, search engines, and navigating websites.

Introduction to Internet

Russian Playtime

Wed, Oct 23   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years multilingual storytime storytime

Приглашаем детей и родителей! Рассказы и песни на русском языке.

 

Join us for stories and songs in Russian for children and their parents or caregivers.

Russian Playtime

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Wed, Oct 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Vladimir Mazo from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
24

Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Thu, Oct 24   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults benefit assistance health and wellness

Meet with a New York City Health Department Certified Application Counselor at their table in the Central Library Grand Lobby. They can help you learn more about how to register for:

Medicaid (Apply year round. Help with Medicaid...
Learn About Low- or No-Cost Health Insurance

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Thu, Oct 24   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults game on! table-top & board games

Enjoy playing bridge in a company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Bridge Club

Never Too Late to Learn: Internet Basics and Internet Safety

Thu, Oct 24   1:15 pm to 2:15 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults internet safety techknowledge

Introduction to the Internet is designed specifically for those who are interested in understanding what the internet is and how it is used. This lesson of 60-90 minutes covers browsers, search engines, and navigating websites.

Never Too Late to Learn: Internet Basics and Internet Safety

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Thu, Oct 24   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Borough Park Library

Kids

Study With A Professional Artist

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence

Coloring Club

Thu, Oct 24   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

OCT
25

Positive Aging. Blood Pressure Screening.

Fri, Oct 25   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will measure your blood pressure free of charge.

Positive Aging. Blood  Pressure Screening.

Board Games

Fri, Oct 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids table-top & board games

Come and enjoy playing with your friends

Board Games

Angie Thomas

Fri, Oct 25   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Teens author talks bpl presents conversations events for youth and family

Powerhouse YA author Angie Thomas joins us to discuss themes from her two New York Times bestselling novels about powerful young women who use their voices to effect change. Angie will be in conversation with BPL YA librarian Adeeba Afshan Rana...

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Angie Thomas

OCT
26

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Kings Bay Library

Kids first five years saturday storytime storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Coloring Club

Sat, Oct 26   11:30 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Enjoy coloring activities with your friends and family

Coloring Club

Hot Peas 'n Butter Live! Music for Every Nation & Generation

Sat, Oct 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids events for youth and family live music music

Led by Danny Lapidus, the award-winning family music band, Hot Peas 'n Butter, wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their interactive, roots music from around the world.

With eight award-winning albums and...

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Hot Peas 'n Butter Live! Music for Every Nation & Generation

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults health and wellness

Managing your blood pressure can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Join us and learn how.

Are you feeling FRUSTRATED NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN’T EAT?

Are you unsure of what to do to keep your Blood...

High Blood Pressure Workshop & Informational Forum

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Oct 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Birth to Five Years first five years ready set kindergarten

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices.

Families will receive free materials to continue...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

On the Front Lines of Freedom: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Veteran and youth activists discuss freedom movements with Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center; Geri M. Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown...

On the Front Lines of Freedom: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Robyn C. Spencer, The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland; Judy Richardson,  Series Associate Producer, Eyes on the Prize; Co-Editor, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC;...

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

Sat, Oct 26   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Society, Sciences and Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

As read by:

Aishe Tandiwe-Bell
Tamar-kali Brown
Patrick Dougher
Asma Feyijinmi
Jake-Ann Jones
Jason Bernard Lucas
Greg Mays
Martell Ruffin

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 10:15 pm   Central Library, Business and Career Center

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

A continous reading of Toni Morrison's Beloved read by a selection of local authors and activists. 

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Human rights activist Susan Burton (Founder, A New Way of Life, and co-author, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women) and playwright/actor Liza Jessie Peterson (creator, The Peculiar Patriot, and...

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

ACLU's At Liberty Podcast at Brooklyn Public Library presents The Legacy of Loving: White Supremacy & the Regulation of the Family

The Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark ACLU...

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ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Demita Frazier, founding member of the Combahee River Collective; Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women; Shawnda Chapman, Board Chair, Black Women's...

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

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